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Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Two Ways to Hurt Women in the Workplace
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:19 AM :: 4372 Views :: Family, Labor

Today is “Equal Pay Day” for those who believe that The Man is keeping women down....

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Monday, April 7, 2014
Video: Grassroot Institute Think Tank Talk
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:41 PM :: 3690 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Grassroot President Keli’i Akina and Policy Director Malia Hill consider the relationship between think tanks and the development of free market solutions....

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Monday, April 7, 2014
Why Infrastructure Projects Cost Way More Than They Should
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 11:21 PM :: 7238 Views :: National News, Development, Labor, Rail

The Atlantic Cities magazine published a condensed analysis of seven main reasons that explain why U.S infrastructure project cost more than elsewhere....

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Monday, April 7, 2014
Honolulu 15th Most Expensive Long Term Care
By News Release @ 11:06 PM :: 5041 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Providers across the country were surveyed to determine the average costs....

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Monday, April 7, 2014
Survey: 4,280 Hawaii Teachers Reveal Attitude towards Evaluation System
By News Release @ 10:45 PM :: 4431 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

"...the EES is a work in progress, and teachers feel that more needs to be done so that the EES can help improve the practice of teaching...." -- Wil Okabe, HSTA

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Monday, April 7, 2014
Maui Doctors Speak up on Obamacare
By News Release @ 8:02 PM :: 3543 Views :: Health Care

...featured speakers this evening will be George Powell, M.D., Neurologist, Maui Medical Group and Stanley Tillinghast, M.D., Cardiologist, Kaiser Permanente, Wailuku....

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Monday, April 7, 2014
Djou: $100,000 in 100 Hours
By Rep Charles Djou @ 7:57 PM :: 5063 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

"...A few days ago, I announced that I would run for the open seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.  The response has been nothing short of amazing and truly humbling...."

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Monday, April 7, 2014
Alliance Defending Freedom asks court to dismiss renewed attack on Hawaii churches
By News Release @ 4:42 PM :: 6225 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment, Religion

...atheists are once again falsely accusing the two churches, One Love Ministries and Calvary Chapel Central Oahu, of defrauding the government even though the court dismissed their claims earlier this year....

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Monday, April 7, 2014
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted April 7, 2014
By Congress.org @ 12:22 PM :: 3377 Views :: Congressional Delegation

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Unemployment Benefits – Cloture
  • House: Ukraine Aid – Passage
  • House: Employee Hours Rules – Passage
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Monday, April 7, 2014
All Those Obamacare Stories You Told Us Were Untrue
By News Release @ 5:53 AM :: 4046 Views :: Health Care

...Coburn voiced concern—from experience—about the lack of cancer treatment centers covered under Obamacare....

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Sunday, April 6, 2014
Hawaii to be First State to Dump Obamacare Health Exchange?
By Andrew Walden @ 9:26 PM :: 7170 Views :: Health Care

The governor plans to push for a waiver....

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Sunday, April 6, 2014
HSTA Candidate Questionnaire Challenges Teacher Evaluations
By Andrew Walden @ 6:57 PM :: 4694 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

"Let's hope the legislative carping isn't a sign that teachers are trying to worm out of evaluations they agreed to in order to get pay raises, just as they once before reneged on drug tests...."

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Sunday, April 6, 2014
Tax Return Extensions – Not an Occasion to Punt on Working the Numbers
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 3333 Views :: Taxes
If you didn't, the computer will take away your extension retroactively. And it will probably hit you with 25% penalties, and interest on top of that....
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Sunday, April 6, 2014
Occupy, Union Activists Organizing Homeless Tent Cities in Honolulu?
By Andrew Walden @ 4:35 AM :: 13116 Views :: Homelessness, Labor, OHA, Small Business, Tourism

In Honolulu, unofficial tent cities are now set up in strategic locations designed to pressure the tourism industry, the Chinatown community, the Korean community, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and the Honolulu Council debate over Housing First....

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Saturday, April 5, 2014
April 4, 2014: Election Commission Releases Updated Candidate List
By Andrew Walden @ 5:41 AM :: 3770 Views :: Office of Elections

The Hawaii Election Commission has released its candidate report for the week ending April 4, 2014....

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Saturday, April 5, 2014
Plaintiff Speaks out After Big Win in Hawaii Concealed Carry Case
By News Release @ 12:58 AM :: 5497 Views :: Second Amendment

Since the decision a lot of people have been asking what is going on. Well, let’s try and break this down a little bit....

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Friday, April 4, 2014
Slom Slims Budget: "If we don't change our course, we are headed for fiscal disaster"
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 7:03 PM :: 4451 Views :: Hawaii State Government
"The numbers are real... The issues are real...The question is the solution.”
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Friday, April 4, 2014
OHA Town Hall Meetings on Scheme to Exclude 77% of Native Hawaiians
By News Release @ 6:14 PM :: 5070 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

April 5-30: Attend a town hall meeting and learn more about nation building.

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Friday, April 4, 2014
‘Diverse’ population cited as factor in Hawaii’s failing health exchange
By Malia Zimmerman @ 5:53 AM :: 3083 Views :: Health Care

Matsuda said Hawaii’s diverse population and geography are impacting enrollment due to language barriers and cultural outreach issues....

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Friday, April 4, 2014
This CEO Made a Political Donation, Then Lost His Job Because Liberals Didn't Like It
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:37 AM :: 5253 Views :: Family, First Amendment

The chief executive of Mozilla resigned yesterday amid protests over his $1,000 donation in support of California’s Proposition 8, which defined marriage as the union of a man and a woman....

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Friday, April 4, 2014
Djou: I’m In!
By Rep Charles Djou @ 1:19 AM :: 5030 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

You deserve to have someone in Washington, DC, who will fight for our country, our children and our future – to create jobs, and make sure people can afford to live in our beautiful state....

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Friday, April 4, 2014
Hawaii State-Local Tax Burden Drops to 20th
By Selected News Articles @ 1:06 AM :: 4212 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

Hawaii moved from 14th to 20th....

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Friday, April 4, 2014
HGEA to Do UPW’s Job While UPW Watches
By News Release @ 1:02 AM :: 3340 Views :: Labor

...working together to patch and repair uneven sidewalks near the State Capitol on Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 8 to 11 a.m....

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Thursday, April 3, 2014
UHERO: Why are Hawai’i’s Electricity Prices So High?
By UHERO @ 4:49 PM :: 5725 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

...well over two thirds of the state’s generated electricity is used by commercial businesses and industry, which factor into the prices we pay for everything else....

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Thursday, April 3, 2014
Rally Against OHA Kakaako Development Scheme
By News Release @ 4:29 PM :: 4849 Views :: Development, OHA

Capitol Rally on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 @ 11:00 am to 2:00pm....

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Thursday, April 3, 2014
Monsanto Employees Rally on Maui, Molokai, Deliver Report to Mayor
By News Release @ 4:19 PM :: 4071 Views :: GMOs

...as specified in its Memorandum of Understanding, Monsanto Hawaii and its Maui employees will deliver copies of several hundred studies and safety reviews on genetically engineered crops to Mayor Alan Arakawa today....

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Thursday, April 3, 2014
Hawaii Firearms Permits up 20% -- Hit New Record
By News Release @ 3:45 PM :: 3652 Views :: Second Amendment

A record total of 22,765 personal/private firearm permit applications were processed statewide during 2013....

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Thursday, April 3, 2014
Q&A on Supreme Court's New Campaign Finance Decision
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:42 PM :: 3739 Views :: First Amendment

The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that it is unconstitutional to limit the total amount of money someone can give to political candidates....

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Thursday, April 3, 2014
Back from Afghanistan: 100 Soldiers from 536th Support Maintenance Co
By Selected News Articles @ 4:20 AM :: 4111 Views :: Military

The 536th SMC conducted a number of unique missions during their deployment, to include partnering with multinational forces in Regional-Command East...

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Hawai’i Health Connector Signs Up Only 7,861 People in 6 Months
By News Release @ 10:28 PM :: 3863 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

The Connector's customer support center staff is making more than 1,000 calls per day to reach out to consumers who have started, but have not completed, the enrollment process....

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Obama takes sides in Hawaii’s contentious Senate Democratic primary
By Malia Zimmerman @ 7:30 PM :: 6529 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians, Obama

...Obama has inserted himself into local politics a number of times, most recently in December by endorsing Abercrombie in his race for a second gubernatorial term....

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014
US House Examining ObamaCare’s Problem-Filled Hawaii Exchange at Hearing Thursday
By News Release @ 6:20 PM :: 3312 Views :: Health Care

Top officials from six state health insurance exchanges will testify Thursday, April 3rd in a House Oversight and Government Reform joint subcommittee hearing....

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Stung by High Electric Rates, Parker Ranch launches Paniolo Power Company
By News Release @ 6:01 PM :: 6549 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Cost of Living

HELCO rates are consistently more than 37 cents a kilowatt-hour, and often well over 40 cents, despite nearly half of the island’s electricity being generated from renewable sources....

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014
ACLU Sues, Claims Pre-K Program Not Secular Enough
By Selected News Articles @ 4:33 PM :: 6441 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment, Religion
"It is not enough to allow students or their families to 'opt out' of portions of the program which are religious in nature," the ACLU says....
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Kids Doing Time for What's Not a Crime: The Over-Incarceration of Status Offenders
By NCPA @ 3:15 PM :: 4549 Views :: Justice Reinvestment

These types of offenses include truancy, running away from home, incorrigibility, curfew violations, and alcohol and tobacco consumption....

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Unions Getting Creative in Election-Year Struggle
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:59 AM :: 3244 Views :: Labor

That might explain why they’re grasping for new members in stunts like unionizing college athletes....

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Major Tsunami not expected after Chilean Quake, Wave Should Hit Hawaii at 3:24AM
By News Release @ 12:03 AM :: 2509 Views

THE ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL OF THE INITIAL WAVE IS 0324 AM HST WED 02 APR 2014....

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014
UHERO Looks at Lanai, Molokai Windfarm Proposals
By UHERO @ 10:05 PM :: 3509 Views :: Energy

...its net positive macroeconomic impacts are small....

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Pentagon Overhauls Effort to Identify its Missing
By Selected News Articles @ 7:44 PM :: 4580 Views :: Military

...the Pentagon is eliminating the Hawaii-based Joint Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Command and the Washington-based Defense Prisoner of War Missing Personnel Office — and creating a new single agency....

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Hawaii Educational Results Broken Down by Ethnic Background
By News Release @ 2:28 PM :: 6044 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

In this policy report, the Annie E. Casey Foundation explores the intersection of kids, race and opportunity....

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Hawaii’s troubled health-care exchange draws congressional attention
By Malia Zimmerman @ 2:08 PM :: 3379 Views :: Health Care

Hawaii Health Connector sign ups still come in at less than 1 percent of the state’s population....

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014
HCDA ‘Small Business’ Reps: Kobayashi & Mitsunaga
By News Release @ 1:44 PM :: 6919 Views :: Development, Hawaii State Government, Small Business

...the Kobayashi Group is an investor in a hui that plans to build one or more luxury developments in Kaka’ako....

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Legislative Playbook: Whack-a-Mole With Bad Bills
By News Release @ 1:37 PM :: 3867 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...sometimes the Legislature feels like a Whack-a-Mole game, where you knock down a bad bill, only to find the contents pop up again in another bill....

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Auditor Releases National Citizen Survey of Honolulu residents
By News Release @ 1:19 PM :: 5896 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

Residents identified homeless and/or homelessness as a priority for the City to address....

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Full Text: Honolulu Service Efforts and Accomplishments Report
By News Release @ 1:11 PM :: 3686 Views :: Honolulu County

The Office of the City Auditor is pleased to present its fourth annual Service Efforts and Accomplishments (SEA) Report for the City and County of Honolulu....

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014
UH first state department to adopt electronic payroll statements
By News Release @ 12:55 PM :: 4693 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Higher Education

...The new (to the State) application is expected to save money, improve security, and enhance sustainability (everybody else has been doing this for years, but hey) ....

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Arne Duncan: Hawaii DoE Can be Model for Nation
By News Release @ 12:38 PM :: 4140 Views :: Education K-12

Hawaii’s public schools can be a model for the nation, according to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan...

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014
The Joke's on Us
By Heritage Foundation @ 7:49 AM :: 3503 Views :: Health Care

...Obamacare as the ultimate April Fools’ Day punchline....

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